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Welcome to the CCC blog site! The CCC Blog is a place where people can connect, learn, and share about collaborative conservation – what works, what doesn’t, lessons learned, resources, opportunities - and most importantly, network with others interested in collaborative conservation. We hope that the CCC Blog will build on our mission of understanding, supporting, and achieving conservation through collaboration. 

What does environmental governance look like? In short: Layered and networked. - By Theresa Jedd

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Since I began my Ph.D. at Colorado State University in 2009, I have been interested in international forest politics from a global governance perspective. My interest in this area was sparked by coursework in my home department, political science, in which we debated the various meanings of and policy implications for environmental sustainability and the intricate networks of governmental, civil...

Women's Networking for sustainability in Rio - By Gloria Sumay

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An event for women's Networking for sustainable development took place on June 16 at Sinal retreat center in Rio.Women from different parts of the world gathered for networking. Women also participated in planting avocado tree at Sinal Do Vale retreat center, Rio in honor of Noble price winner Wangari Maathai who was a strong advocate of nature through green belt movement in Kenya. Some of the...

Ayiti-Ete 2012: Haiti-Summer 2012 - By John McGreevy

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16 JUNE 2012 Jou 12: Day 12 Lapli Pa Tonbe: The Rain Does Not Fall After 12 days in country, I feel like I have a solid start to my data collection. I have spent the majority of these days in a village near Anse Rouge, where I have performed more than 10 interviews and hours of observation. I have been fortunate enough to talk with a wide range of individuals, including rural farmers, maids,...

Pre-Project Considerations (en route to Cebu, Philippines) - By DKNIGHT

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Any collaborative conservationist would appreciate and readily receive an extra dose of equanimity. But calmness under pressure is hard to come by these days, especially among emotionally charged opinion seekers like me. As a supposed “relationship master,” I’m envious of those “architects of analysis” and those “drivers of decision-making” who surround me and who seem so skilled at (calmly)...

Developing case study frameworks for collaborative conservation projects - By Chaska

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As our associate director Kim Skyelander mentioned in a blog last month, the CCC is interested in collecting information on collaborative projects conducted by our fellows in a systematic way in order to identify key variables, emergent patterns, and lessons learned. We are in the process of drafting a case study template that could be used to make meaningful comparisons across cases but that...

Colorado Conservation Exchange - Collaboration in Action - By Robin Reid

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Update : Please visit the new Watershed Inventory that describes the current work and knowledge on watershed health in the Cache la Poudre watershed of northern Colorado, where you can browse a map of activities and projects related to the Poudre, and download the full Cache la Poudre 'Yellow Pages' ! We hope that the information provided in this directory will help organizations in this...

Share Your Collaborative Stories! - By Kim Skylander

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The most important boundary spanning role of the CCC is bridging the activities and interests of Colorado State University (CSU) with people who do conservation in communities and local landscapes around the world. One way we support and enable collaborative conservation action on the ground is through our Fellowship Program. To date, 50 fellows consisting of CSU graduate students, faculty, and...

Yippee – Valuing Traditional Ecological Knowledge - By JLACKETT

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I was so pleased to see the article on NSF’s website, “Data Collection by Indigenous People,” validating the ability of indigenous populations to be active participants in the scientific process ( http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.cfm?med_id=71673&from=mmg ). A research team from Stanford found that native people in Guyana were reliable participants in the collection of data on the...

Some neophyte reflections on learning as part of a network - By Chaska

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I’m a little nervous about being the first blog-poster on the CCLN. Why? Because I am not an expert in the field of collaborative conservation, or any field, for that matter. As it turns out, however, expertise is not a prerequisite for knowledge building. While an expert can be a reliable source of good information, the way we conceptualize of and value knowledge is changing; it is no longer...

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